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Yezidi Woman Freed from IS in Western Iraq

Yezidi Woman Freed from IS in Western Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-30 15:09
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces liberated another Kurdish Yezidi woman from the grip of Islamic State (IS) in western Iraq. The woman was reportedly abducted by IS back in 2014 when the jihadist group overran Sinjar and kidnapped more than 6,000 people fro ...
Yezidi Woman Freed from IS in Western Iraq - BAS News

Three IS Hideouts Destroyed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-16 13:06
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces discovered and destroyed three hideouts of the Islamic State (IS) militants in the Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Saturday. War Media Cell confirmed the report in an official press release, saying that several military equipm ...

[PICTURE]: Kurdish Yezidi Girl Liberated from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2019-06-03 15:32
ERBIL — Another Kurdish Yezidi girl has been freed from the grip of Islamic State (IS) in Syria, a member of the family confirmed. Yousra Mustafa Ammi was kidnapped by IS jihadists during the Sinjar massacre back in 2014, the source wrote on Facebook. He ...

Eid celebrated in peace and safety for Northern and Eastern Syria

ANF - 2019-06-03 13:51
The people of Northern and Eastern Syria are preparing for the Eid in peace and safety as the region is completely freed from ISIS gangs. ...

Migration from Kurdistan Region on Decline: NGO

BAS News - 2019-06-02 02:21
ERBIL — Migration of people from Kurdistan Region to the Western countries has significantly increased since last year, according to Lutka Organization for Refugees. After the emergence of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, millions of people escaped ...

Iraqi Forces Unearth Mass Grave in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-06-01 16:41
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces said a new mass grave of civilians was found and uncovered in the western province of Anbar. The mass grave contains remnants of five people, all executed by Islamic State (IS), a source told Sumariya News. A member of the j ...

Iraq rejects anti-Iran stance of leaders at summit in Saudi Arabia

Rûdaw - 2019-05-31 15:53
Salih: Security and stability of a neighboring Islamic country is in our interests ...

Yezidi woman rescued in Anbar anti-ISIS operation

Rûdaw - 2019-05-30 13:08
Seven militants were killed in the assault ...

Iraqi Security Forces Kill 14 IS Militants in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-29 23:29
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces on Tuesday were able to kill 14 militants of the Islamic State (IS) insurgent group in Mosul city, the Security Media Cell said in a statement. The 14 extremists, according to the statement, were killed during a military ...

Yezidi Woman Found in Syria’s al-Hol Camp

BAS News - 2019-05-29 16:52
ERBIL — The authorities in charge of al-Hol Camp in the Syrian Kurdistan have found another Kurdish Yezidi woman at the camp whom was abducted by the Islamic State (IS) since 2014. According to local sources who confirmed the report to BasNews, Suham Raf ...

Turkey launches operation against PKK fighters in northern Iraq

Al Jazeera - 2019-05-28 21:52
Defence ministry says nine Kurdish fighters have been killed in the operation taking place in Iraq's Hakurk region. ...

Iraqi Forces Destroy Seven IS Hideouts in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-28 13:28
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces announced on Tuesday that hey have destroyed seven hideouts in Kirkuk used by Islamic State (IS) militants. According to an official statement, the operation was led by Iraqi federal police on Monday, in an area known as Mam ...

Iraqi Forces Foil “Huge” Terrorist Attack in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-27 11:38
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have foiled a car bomb attack in Baghdad which they said could have been a “huge” terrorist attack. According to multiple media reports, the Islamic State (IS) jihadists had planned a car bomb attack in the capital city with ...

Car Bomb on Iraq-Syria Border Kills Five

BAS News - 2019-05-26 17:12
ERBIL — A car bomb blast in the border areas between Iraq and Syria on Sunday has left at least five people killed, Iraqi military sources said. The terrorist attack was carried out in Awinat village of Rabi’aa, western Iraq. Preliminary reports said als ...

Duhok: Only One Third of IDPs So Far Returned to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-25 15:13
ERBIL — Despite having declared the full victory over the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq for more than a year, only one third of the Iraqi IDPs in Kurdistan’s Duhok province have so far returned to their homes, an official said. After IS invaded a massive ar ...

Young woman wounded by Turkish army in Afrin

ANF - 2019-05-25 08:04
A young woman has been wounded in Şêrawa by the Turkish army. ...

Iraqi Forces Kill 11 IS Jihadists, Destroy 13 Hideouts

BAS News - 2019-05-21 10:05
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces conducted a large-scale operation on Monday in Salahaddin province where they killed at least 11 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State (IS). Iraqi War Media Cell confirmed in a statement that they operation also destroyed ...

Iraqi Forces Seize Missile Depot in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-11 10:55
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have confiscated a military depot containing a number of missiles, shells and explosive devices in Kirkuk. According to a statement by Iraq’s Interior Ministry, 17 anti-aircraft missiles and six Austrian-made mortar shells a ...

Iraqi Forces Conducts Anti-IS Operation in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2019-05-06 22:54
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces have carried out an operation in the province of Salahaddin to clear an island from the remnants of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. According to a statement by the Security Media Cell on Sunday, the military campaign ...

Iraqi Forces Arrest Off-Duty Peshmerga in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-30 16:23
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have reportedly arrested a Kurdish Peshmerga fighter while off duty in the disputed province of Kirkuk. Unofficial sources claimed that Rebaz Rasoul, 27, was arrested by Iraqi security forces earlier on Saturday. Secretary G ...